Are you considering dental implants?
Many people who have lost their natural teeth think that uncomfortable dentures or partials are their only option. NOT TRUE! Wearing dentures can actually have an adverse affect on your health! Consider the following:
• Denture wearers have accelerated bone loss, that is why dentures become loose over time.
• After 5 years, only about 40% of patients wear a partial that was made for them.
• Even those patients who are still able to wear a partial are losing the bone that supports it.
• 50% of patients with partials report that they chew better without the partial.
• 40% of teeth that support a partial are lost due to tooth decay or fracture.
• If you still have all your natural teeth, you can exert about 200 pounds of force when you bite.
If you wear dentures, that figure is about 50 pounds of force. If you wear dentures for 15 years or more, that figure drops to 6 pounds of force. Most long-term denture wearers have modified their diets (i.e. only soft foods) to allow for the weakened chewing ability.
A denture typically slides from side to side when the patient chews, this is an unfortunate problem that denture wearers must adapt to. If you wear dentures your nutrition intake will be decreased, you will most likely only be able to eat soft foods, and your life expectancy is 10 years less than for non denture patients.
Models of bone loss by stages:
Okay, so now that you know all the negative problems associated with dentures and partials, let's move on to the positive benefits of implants!
• A single tooth implant has a success rate of 98% and the adjacent teeth are not at any risk for fracture or decay as they are with a bridge!
• Implant supported bridges or dentures have a 95% success rate over 10 years, and do not have the severe loss of bone associated with partials, bridges and dentures.
• Maintaining healthy bone is a very important benefit of dental implants.
• For patient comfort, health of adjacent teeth and longevity of treatment, dental implants are the treatment of choice.
What does a dental implant look like?
What are dental implants?
Missing teeth can be replaced with predictable results by a procedure known as dental implants. When both the a tooth and it's root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
What if you are missing several back teeth?
Dental implants are an excellent procedure for replacing multiple missing teeth. Implants will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
• are the only fixed alternative in this situation
• are a stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want
• will preserve your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
What if you are missing all of your teeth, are dentures the only option?
Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth.
Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution.
• lets you eat and function as though you have natural teeth
• is a solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
• preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss
Are you a
Are you tired of wearing teeth out of a glass? Do you have a missing tooth, or several missing teeth, and want them back? Do you have partials that make you miserable, so you never wear them?
Dental Implants are the answer for a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime! A dental implant has the highest success rate of any implantable body part! If you are ready to enjoy smiling, eating, chewing, singing, kissing, social gatherings and other pleasurable activities, we can help you!
Implant Supported Dentures
For patients missing all upper or all lower teeth, instead of a removeable denture, consider a permanent implant retained denture. Enjoy teeth that stay in, just like your natural teeth!
Dental implants will empower yourself to start smiling again!